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Walk from Askham across Moor Divock to Cockpit Stone Circle October 13

Walk from Askham across Moor Divock to Cockpit Stone Circle October 13

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Overlooking Ullswater 7 members of the walking group enjoyed a 6.5mile  walk from Askham across Moor Divock  to the  bronze age Cockpit stone circle and The Cop Stone. There were beautiful views down to Ullswater and over to Blencathra with an atmospheric mist on the peaks at times! The walk rounded off with a sociable coffee at Askham stores At the Cop Stone , Moor Divock
What are Grange Soroptimists doing to help fight Climate Change?

What are Grange Soroptimists doing to help fight Climate Change?

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On Saturday 9th October Grange Soroptimists , with mayor Tricia Thomas planted a  tree near the library to mark  the Centenary of Soroptimist International.  A Paul's Crimson Hawthorn tree  was chosen primarily because hawthorns are excellent if not the best species for carbon capture. Secondly it will provide all year round interest from the deep pink blossom in May and the red haws and yellow leaves in Autumn/ wintertime. This was part of the Soroptimists involvement in tree planting to  fight climate change #PlantTrees Planting Paul's Crimson hawthorn tree in Grange with Mayor Tricia Thomas
Grange Soroptimists celebrate 100 years of Soroptimist International and 67 years of SI Grange on 8th October 2021

Grange Soroptimists celebrate 100 years of Soroptimist International and 67 years of SI Grange on 8th October 2021

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Twenty two members and guests met for  a delicious lunch at the Grange Hotel to celebrate 67 years of SI Grange and 100 years of Soroptimist International. Penny Ward  spoke of the founding of Soroptimism and Violet Richardson's words " it's what you do that counts".  Members watched a slide show of photos taken  over  67 years depicting social events and the extensive projects undertaken.  Our guests included  mayor of Grange Tricia Thomas  and Regional President Elect Val Thomas. It was fun to wear hats for the occasion as these were just the thing for Club events  years ago! Club members and guests celebrating 100 years of Soroptimism
Unveiling of SIGBI statue at National Memorial Arboretum 18th September 2021

Unveiling of SIGBI statue at National Memorial Arboretum 18th September 2021

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Four club members attended the unveiling of the SIGBI statue at the National Memorial Arboretum  on 18th September and met Mauureen Maguire President Elect of Soroptimist International and Cathy Cottridge  SIGBI Federation President. The statue marks 100 years of Soroptimist International. SIGBI Statue At National Memorial artboretum with Maureen Maguire
Wainwright Challenge for Beyond FGM

Wainwright Challenge for Beyond FGM

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Club member Irene climbed the equivalent of Mount Kenya 25 times and after the final one decided to raise funds to prevent FGM in Kenya.  She completed her challenge climbing all 214 Wainwrights ie fells in the Lake district over 1,000 feet and was joined by the family for her final one in appalling weather conditions! Cath Holland a local midwife who founded the charity #BeyondFGM was delighted with the donation which with Gift aid totalled almost £350. On Binsey with the family - pity about the weather